Associate General Counsel, UnitedHealthcare, Hartford, CT

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert counsel on HIPAA Privacy, Security and Marketing Rule considerations in health care
  • Partner with Information Security, Sourcing and Vendor Management operations
  • Perform/oversee legal and factual research to provide informed legal advice (e.g., regulatory/statutory, case law, contractual
  • Provide legal advice/advocacy to support the client's business goals and ensure that the company's interests are protected at all times (e.g., proposed contracts/relationships/products/legislation/regulations)
  • Provide legal guidance to support compliance efforts, in collaboration with Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
  • Assess and communicate privacy and data protection legal risk, and assist the business in objectively assessing/balancing legal risk and business risk
  • Participate in and lead or oversee investigations in privileged settings, advise clients on privileged matters and provide counsel regarding maintaining privilege
  • Draft and implement policies and procedures for use by the Privacy Office and/or business segments
  • Collaborate with applicable business partners to drive coordination within functional areas and/or across the business lines (e.g., facilitate multi-faceted responses)

Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a Juris Doctorate degree
  • 5+ years of legal experience in a corporate and/or law firm setting
  • 5+ years in working in Privacy, health law, IT Security or a related field with transferrable skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Privacy and or IT Security Certifications (CIPP, CRISC, CISSP, etc.)
  • Familiarity with data security standards and frameworks (NIST, FISMA, HIPAA and etc.)
  • Strong understanding of the healthcare and public health sector, especially in health insurance and/or the managed care industry
  • Knowledge of U.S. health care and regulatory law
  • Experience with regulatory agencies and administrative experience with state insurance regulations
  • Understanding of health care benefit coverage and medical policy development
  • Proven success in collaborating across a complex, matrixed business environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of business problems related to assigned legal projects
  • Well-developed written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent verbal presentation skills, live and via WebEx
  • Ability to evaluate and determine appropriate legal course of action to meet business needs
  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates, and external company contacts
  • Strong collaboration, communication and research and writing skills

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